A National Service Corps Can Solve the Student Loan Crisis

Students

A National Service Corps Can Solve the Student Loan Crisis

A National Service Corps Can Solve the Student Loan Crisis

Suddenly, and finally, everywhere we turn somebody is talking about the student debt disaster. Headlines scream it. The presidential campaigns are beginning to seriously talk about it. Congress is starting to focus on it, well….as only Congress does. Last week, once again demonstrating its ability to turn a simple box into a Rubik’s Cube, in… Read More

In Response to James Franco

Personal Finance

In Response to James Franco

In Response to James Franco

Over the past few months, in preparation for and in reflection of the commencement address I had the privilege of giving at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University on May 12, I watched scores of them on YouTube and read literally hundreds of them as well as their reviews. A few… Read More

Crowdsourcing the Student Loan Mess

Students

Crowdsourcing the Student Loan Mess

Crowdsourcing the Student Loan Mess

For the record, I am not now, nor have I ever been, a member of the Hitler Youth. I point this out because based on the comments to my last few columns (which focused on the idea that a National Service Corps could help solve our student debt crisis) it would seem that some of you… Read More

It’s Time to Solve the Student Loan Crisis

Students

It’s Time to Solve the Student Loan Crisis

It’s Time to Solve the Student Loan Crisis

If you’re worried about student loan debt, what it means for graduating seniors and for the future of our nation, congratulations. That means you’re paying attention. Now that Americans owe over $1 trillion in student debt, more than they owe on their credit cards, many people are beginning to see that our country’s current way… Read More

Say Something Already! Obama & Romney’s Housing Crisis

Mortgages

Say Something Already! Obama & Romney’s Housing Crisis

Say Something Already! Obama & Romney’s Housing Crisis

President Obama, Governor Romney and their backers may be spending hundreds of millions of dollars to live in the most expensive and exclusive house in the nation, but they aren’t saying enough about the fact that housing in America is broken. Despite what the media and candidates might have you believe, real estate, home ownership… Read More

Obama’s Mortgage Task Force: Working Hard or Hardly Working?

Mortgages

Obama’s Mortgage Task Force: Working Hard or Hardly Working?

Obama’s Mortgage Task Force: Working Hard or Hardly Working?

Maybe you’re reading about it less and less. It doesn’t seem to be the lead story on many national news broadcasts anymore. But it’s still there, festering away like an untreated wound. The foreclosure crisis and the morass of other problems surrounding persistently problematic real estate prices, unwise loans made to now-bereft homeowners, and predatory… Read More

The New American Pie: Breached, Tracked and Strip Searched

Identity Theft

The New American Pie: Breached, Tracked and Strip Searched

The New American Pie: Breached, Tracked and Strip Searched

For those of us who care about privacy, these past seven days have truly sucked. With relatively little fanfare in the midst of a cacophonous (that means “noisy” Senator Santorum) parade of news, three significant events seriously undermined our constitutional right to privacy and highlighted (in a muted sort of way) the extent to which… Read More

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